He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
"For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
"He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.
He orders the snow, 'Blanket the earth!' and the rain, 'Soak the whole countryside!'
For he says to the snow, Make the earth wet; and to the rain-storm, Come down.
For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth’; and the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain,
For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
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1 tn The verb actually means “be” (found here in the Aramaic form). The verb “to be” can mean “to happen, to fall, to come about.”
2 tn Heb “and [to the] shower of rain and shower of rains, be strong.” Many think the repetition grew up by variant readings; several Hebrew
3 tn Heb “Be strong.”